We have loved and cherished our all time favorite 1960’s Hindi film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. An Indian epic historical drama film directed by K. Asif and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji. Starring Prithviraj Kapoor, Madhubala, Durga Khote, and Dilip Kumar.
The greatest love story of all the time is making its way to Doha in foam of play with the same name ‘Mughal-e-Azam‘ directed by award-winning director Feroz Abbas Khan. It takes conviction and courage to direct a play which is based on an iconic film.
As the Play is all set to woo Doha’s audience from 19th to 21st December, 2019 at Al Mayassa Theatre at QNCC. Radio olive brings you top 5 things you must know about the Epic musical play.
- Mughal-e-Azam‘ was the first large-scale Indian Broadway-style musical. It was in production for ten months.
2. It was well received by critics in the media and entertainment industry. In 2017, it won seven out of the fourteen Broadway World India Awards including Best Play, Best Director, and Best Costume Design.
|BroadwayWorld India Awards||Winner|
|Best Ensemble Cast||Mughal-e-Azam|
|Best Direction of a Play||Feroz Abbas Khan|
|Best Original Choreography||Mayuri Upadhyay|
|Best Original Costume Design||Manish Malhotra|
|Best Original Lighting Design||David Lander|
|Best Original Set Design||Neil Patel|
3. The costumes have been designed by bollywood designer Manish Malhotra and it is choreographed by Mayuri Upadhaya. The colors and background will transport you to the Mughal era. 550 costumes have been painstakingly designed by Manish Malhotra… The cast and crew travels with team of 150 and with intricate sets weighing 10,000kg.
4. All the songs in the play is performed live on stage. It’s rare for a musical play to not lip-syncing songs.